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Governmental Immunity and Colorado Personal Injury Claims
The state of Colorado has passed laws providing “sovereign immunity” that shields government agencies and employees from many types of lawsuits. But there are circumstances where this immunity may be waived, allowing you to receive compensation for your injuries. Read the rest »
Were You a Motorcycle Passenger Injured in an Accident?
Motorcycles offer riders and their passengers a lot. They are convenient, they use less gas than cars, and they are simply more fun to operate. However, it’s no secret that motorcycles are dangerous. In fact, motorcycle riders are around 27 times more likely to die or be seriously injured in an accident than car drivers. Read the rest »
How Doctors Administer Medication (and Why It Matters)
How Drugs are Used in the Healthcare Setting
Drugs serve many roles in a healthcare setting. They can be used to treat a disease, ease suffering, supply a missing substance, encourage a bodily reaction, or induce unconsciousness. But in the United States, delivering the right drugs to the right patients is a process beset with medication errors. Read the rest »
A Victory for the People of Colorado in Brown v. Long Romero
Members of the team at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., Bruce Braley and Alex Wilschke, successfully argued a case before the Colorado Supreme Court on behalf of the firm’s clients in Brown v. Long Romero, 2021 CO 67. Our clients experienced the loss of their child at Denver Center for Birth and Wellness due to malpractice that had taken place during their infant’s labor and delivery. This ruling overturned a lower court’s decision regarding negligence claims against an employer and an employee. Read the rest »
Dangerous Truck Drivers Put Your Life in Danger
A commercial truck weighs up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. That’s why it takes a lot longer to stop a truck than a regular passenger vehicle. When a truck crashes into car, it can do a lot of damage. And when a truck collision causes a fatality, over eighty percent of the time the person who dies isn’t the truck driver. Read the rest »
When Can I Sue a Chiropractor for Malpractice in Colorado?
Chiropractors use physical manipulation and adjustment of the spine to relieve pain and enhance the patient’s mobility. Chiropractic care is based on the belief that nerve pressure and misalignment cause certain conditions and diseases. Read the rest »
Determining Liability After an Escalator Accident
Escalators are a convenient way get to the next floor in large commercial buildings. You can find them in all sorts of businesses including malls, hotels, offices, and amusement parks. When traveling on an escalator, riders are expected to ride safely by holding the handrail and assisting small children. Read the rest »
How a Cyberattack Might Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Cyberattacks are a major threat to healthcare facilities today. Ransomware and cybersecurity events are becoming increasingly more common. At a time when the global pandemic has put a considerable strain on the system and created staffing issues, cyber events can reduce the level of care patients receive and lead to serious medical errors. Hacking of hospitals and other medical systems has contributed to or has been the sole cause of several patient injuries. Injured patients are filing medical malpractice lawsuits stemming from cyberattacks. Read the rest »
Fetal Ultrasound and Birth Defects
Since the mid-1950s, ultrasound technology has helped medical professionals provide better care for pregnant women and their unborn babies. It uses sound waves to produce a picture of a growing child in the womb. Ultrasound procedures are performed routinely to monitor the health condition of the developing fetus, to detect any abnormalities, and to diagnose any conditions that may affect the mother or the baby. Medical errors associated with an ultrasound could lead to a failure to diagnose a range of maternal and fetal problems.
How Did a Patient End up With 4 Inches of Cement in His Heart?
Incredible as it may seem, a man ended up with four inches of cement in his heart because of a previous medical procedure, as reported in Science Times. This cylindrical foreign object was discovered by doctors in the inner regions of the man’s heart. It was surgically removed, and the patient is now well on the road to recovery, as stated in a WebMD article.